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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jun 16, 2008 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: How about a bonus disc vine?

I have most of the bonus discs that were included for a limited time with GDP commercial releases, but there are two I'm missing and would dearly love to get copies of: the ones that came with Rockin the Rhein and Closing of Winterland. Unfortunately, I bought those after the bonus discs went away.

While the Road Trips bonus discs are still available, older ones no longer are, and there appear to be no plans to release them separately. A couple of years back, I pitched the idea of offering some of the older bonus discs as downloads, which would enable GDP to get them out there without having to commit to a print run of any given size. While that idea was received favorably, nothing has come of it.

Two of my bonus discs have been unavailable for long enough that I could see sharing them without reservations: the ones that came with the Fillmore 1969 and Cow Palace 1976 sets. The Winterland 1973 bonus disc is also gone, but that's been available recently enough that most everyone checking in here could have had it if they'd wanted it enough.

Is anyone interested in trading these older bonus discs? If you rip the data to an image and cue sheet file using EAC, the HDCD encoding is preserved, producing a disc that is every bit as good as the original. The image and cue sheet files could be traded either on a DVD data disc by mail, or I have server space that we could upload them to, where they could be downloaded by anyone who subscribes to the vine.

I'd be happy to coordinate the process once I have data files for the two bonus discs I'm lacking. So to get the party started, at least one person with each of the Rockin' the Rhein and Closing of Winterland bonus discs needs to pony up. But after that, any number of people who lack any or all of these four bonus discs could sign up to join the vine.

If you're interested in providing and/or receiving, email me. My address is my first name at

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 16, 2008 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How about a bonus disc vine?

email sent Lou